Columbus Day Parade sends powerful message

Oct 16, 2014 1020

All parades are tribal, and all parades look back. See how far we've come, they say.

Better parades look forward, too. This is where we're going now.

But the best parades reach out to others, raising a banner for universal values of goodwill, aiming in some small way to heal the world.

Such a parade is walking down State Street in Chicago on this Monday, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. The theme of this year's Columbus Day Parade is the brave effort by thousands of Italians during the Nazi era to save Jews from the horror of the Holocaust.

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